Prof Aphra Kerr

Sociology, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), ALL Institute, Technology and Society

Professor

Auxilia House
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(01) 708 6140

Biography

Professor Aphra Kerr is based in the Department of Sociology, co-convenes the university’s Technology and Society interdisciplinary research network, and is a member of the Maynooth Social Sciences Research Institute and the Assisted Living and Learning Institutes, all at Maynooth University. She is also the Maynooth lead and a funded investigator with the SFI ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, phase 2 (2021-2027) a multi-institutional research centre in Ireland (https://www.adaptcentre.ie/). 

Her research focuses on the design, governance and impact of media and technology in everyday life. Media technologies, and technologies as media, pervade every aspect of contemporary life in advanced societies, and play an increasingly important role in governing social and individual behaviour. It is critically important that we question the values that inform technological innovations and their governance and that social scientists understand, educate and inform the design and use of next generation technologies. Aphra has particular expertise in digital content and network technologies and has worked on interdisciplinary projects for over two decades. Her research on digital games was recognised with a Distinguished Scholar award from the international Digital Games Research Association in 2016 and membership of Academia Europaea in 2020.    

Aphra is the author of two monographs on digital games published by Sage and Routledge respectively (2006 and 2017), was associate editor of the Digital Communication and Society three volume encyclopaedia (2015), and has published over 60 peer reviewed publications. Her journal articles have appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Internet Policy Review, Information, Communication and Society, Media, Culture and Society, New Media and Society, Convergence, Surveillance and Society, International Journal of Cultural Policy, International Journal of Cultural Studies, European Planning Studies and Ethics and Information Technology. 

She was recently co-PI on the Refiguring Innovation in Digital Games project funded by the Canadian SSHRC (http://www.refig.ca/) which explores diversity and inclusion in the digital games industry. The Irish project has a focus on informal education in creative technologies and diversity (2016-2020). She was also co-PI on a project exploring data, trends and services for gambling in Ireland (2019/2020).

She was on the organising committee with colleagues from MU, TU Dublin and UCD of the Association of Internet Researchers 2020 and given COVID she is back on the committee for the second attempt in 2022 which will hopefully take place in person in Dublin. She is also a member of the Media Literacy Network in Ireland and an invited advisory expert for the Pan European Game Information System (PEGI).

Aphra has over 20 years’ experience of educating at universities in Ireland, the UK and the United States. At MU she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on media & society, technology & culture, the business and cultures of the internet, games and play, the datified society, and digital research methods. She is programme chair of the MA Internet and Society programme (since 2015).

Prior to coming to Maynooth in 2005, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and at the Society, Technology and Media research centre at Dublin City University in Ireland working on a range of projects including public service broadcasting policy, media literacy and digital inclusion. From 2001-2003 she was a Government of Ireland post-doctoral fellow working on the project Contemporary Digital Media: The Emergence of Digital Games. That began my research into digital games (the PS1 era!).

My PhD (DCU, 2000) examined Ireland in the Global Information Economy: Innovation and Multimedia Content Industries with a focus on the barriers to innovation in global and local multimedia content services. During my PhD I spent six months at UNU/INTECH in Maastricht, the Netherlands, working on science, technology and innovation policy in Ireland. My MA (DCU, 1994, by research) examined lead users of an advanced telecommunications network called ISDN – which was quickly overshadowed by the internet. 
 

See info on publications at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

You will also find me on twitter @aphrak

Research Interests

*Production of Digital Games, digital media and (smart/AI) technology,
*Data governance, regulation of tech & media and policy
*Cultural and creative industries, esp. the digital games industry,
*media work and media workers
*Diversity, inclusion and social justice in media and tech, esp. gender.
*Public Engagement in Science and Technology - Methodologies
*Digital research methods

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Gambling on the island of Ireland – towards a comparative approach Co-PI Maynooth University / Non Commercial 04-JAN-21 31-DEC-21 3000
ADAPT II PI Science Foundation Ireland / Research Centres 01-JAN-21 31-DEC-26 395779.8

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Global games: Production, circulation and policy in the networked era.
Kerr Aphra (2017) Global games: Production, circulation and policy in the networked era. New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2006 The business and culture of digital games: Gamework/gameplay.
Kerr Aphra (2006) The business and culture of digital games: Gamework/gameplay. London: Sage. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2015 International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society
Mansell, R., Ang, PH, Ballon, P., Braman, S., Grimshaw, D. J., Ivory, J. D., Kerr, A., Kleine, D., Steinfield, C., van der Graaf, S (Ed.). (2015) International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society United States: Wiley-Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Life (online): an introduction to the #AoIR2020 special issue'
Hutchinson J.;Kerr A. (2021) 'Life (online): an introduction to the #AoIR2020 special issue'. Information, Communication and Society, 24 (6):773-779 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Expectations of artificial intelligence and the performativity of ethics: Implications for communication governance'
Kerr Aphra, Barry Marguerite, Kelleher John D. (2020) 'Expectations of artificial intelligence and the performativity of ethics: Implications for communication governance'. BIG DATA AND SOCIETY, 7 (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'Finding Common Ground For Citizen Empowerment in the Smart City'
Kelleher, JD;Kerr, A (2020) 'Finding Common Ground For Citizen Empowerment in the Smart City'. Etica e Politica, 22 (2):33-61 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Communication and internet policy: a critical rights-based history and future'
Kerr, Aphra; Musiani, Francesca; Pohle, Julia (2019) 'Communication and internet policy: a critical rights-based history and future'. Internet Policy Review, 8 (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Privacy Shields for Whom? Key Actors and Privacy Discourses on Twitter and in Newspapers'
O'Rourke, Cristin; Kerr, Aphra (2017) 'Privacy Shields for Whom? Key Actors and Privacy Discourses on Twitter and in Newspapers'. Westminster Papers In Communication &Amp; Culture, 12 :21-36 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Reclaiming public space: Sound and mobile media use by teenagers'
Keeffe L.;Kerr A. (2015) 'Reclaiming public space: Sound and mobile media use by teenagers'. International Journal of Communication, 9 (1):3562-3582 [Details]
2015 'The Recruitment of Passion and Community in the Service of Capital: Community Managers in the Digital Games Industry'
Kerr, Aphra, Kelleher, J D (2015) 'The Recruitment of Passion and Community in the Service of Capital: Community Managers in the Digital Games Industry'. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 32 :177-192 [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Placing International Media Production'
Kerr, Aphra (2014) 'Placing International Media Production'. MEDIA INDUSTRIES JOURNAL, 1 [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Surveillant assemblages of governance in massively multiplayer online games: A comparative analysis'
Kerr Aphra, De Paoli Stefano, Keatinge Max. (2014) 'Surveillant assemblages of governance in massively multiplayer online games: A comparative analysis'. Surveillance & Society, 12 (3):320-336 [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry'
van Egeraat, C, O Riain, S., Kerr, A. (2013) 'Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry'. European Planning Studies, 21 :1437-1455 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'L’agencement de la triche. Aborder la triche dans les MMORPG comme un imbroglio'
De Paoli, S. Kerr, Aphra (2012) 'L’agencement de la triche. Aborder la triche dans les MMORPG comme un imbroglio'. LA REVUE RÉSEAUX – COMMUNICATION – TECHNOLOGIE – SOCIÉTÉ, 30 :235-269 [full-text] [Details]
2012 'The spatialisation of the digital games industry: lessons from Ireland'
Kerr, A;Cawley, A (2012) 'The spatialisation of the digital games industry: lessons from Ireland'. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 18 :398-418 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'On crimes and punishments in virtual worlds: bots, the failure of punishment and players as moral entrepreneurs'
De Paoli, S;Kerr, A (2012) 'On crimes and punishments in virtual worlds: bots, the failure of punishment and players as moral entrepreneurs'. Ethics and Information Technology, 14 :73-87 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'The spatialisation of the digital games industry: Lessons from Ireland '
Kerr, A., Cawley, A. (2011) 'The spatialisation of the digital games industry: Lessons from Ireland '. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY, 15 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Toward trust as result. A transdisciplinary research agenda for the 'Future internet''
de Paoli S.;Gangadharan G.;Kerr A.;d'Andrea V. (2011) 'Toward trust as result. A transdisciplinary research agenda for the 'Future internet''. TripleC, 9 (2):702-714 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'We Will Always be One Step Ahead of Them. A Case Study on the Economy of Cheating in MMORPGs'
De Paoli, Stefano Kerr, Aphra (2010) 'We Will Always be One Step Ahead of Them. A Case Study on the Economy of Cheating in MMORPGs'. JOURNAL OF VIRTUAL WORLDS RESEARCH, 2 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'The Assemblage of Cheating: How to Study Cheating as Imbroglio in MMORPGs'
De Paoli, Stefano Kerr, Aphra (2010) 'The Assemblage of Cheating: How to Study Cheating as Imbroglio in MMORPGs'. THE FIBRECULTURE JOURNAL, [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Innovation and Knowledge in the Digital Media Sector. An information economy approach'
Preston, Paschal, Kerr, Aphra, Cawley, Anthony (2009) 'Innovation and Knowledge in the Digital Media Sector. An information economy approach'. Information Communication and Society, 12 :994-1014 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2006 'New media - New pleasures?'
Kerr Aphra, Kuchlich Julian, Brereton Pat (2006) 'New media - New pleasures?'. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (1):63-82 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2004 'Game for it?'
Delaney, D., Kerr, A. and Gallagher, D. (2004) 'Game for it?'. THE ENGINEER'S JOURNAL, 58 :244-249 [full-text] [Details]
2003 'Revisiting Globalisation through the Movie and Digital Games Industries'
Kerr, Aphra & Flynn, Roderick (2003) 'Revisiting Globalisation through the Movie and Digital Games Industries'. Convergence, 9 [full-text] [Details]
2003 'Live Life to the power of PS2. Locating the Games Industry in the New Media Environment'
Kerr, A. (2003) 'Live Life to the power of PS2. Locating the Games Industry in the New Media Environment'. Irish Communications Review, 9 [full-text] [Details]
2001 'Digital Media, the Nation State and Local Cultures: The development of multimedia content in Ireland'
Preston, P. & Kerr, A. (2001) 'Digital Media, the Nation State and Local Cultures: The development of multimedia content in Ireland'. MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 23 :109-131 [full-text] [Details]
2000 'Media Diversity and Cultural Identities. The Development of Multimedia ‘Content’ products in Ireland'
Kerr, Aphra (2000) 'Media Diversity and Cultural Identities. The Development of Multimedia ‘Content’ products in Ireland'. New Media and Society, 3 [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Ireland'
Kerr, Aphra (2021) 'Ireland' In: Wolf, Mark J.P (eds). Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood (ABC-CLIO). [Details]
2021 'Decoding and Recoding Game jams and Independent Game Making Spaces for Inclusion'
Kerr, Aphra. (2021) 'Decoding and Recoding Game jams and Independent Game Making Spaces for Inclusion' In: Ruffino, P (eds). Independent Videogames: Cultures, Networks, Techniques and Politics. London: Routledge. [full-text] [Details]
2021 'Before and After: Towards Inclusive Production Studies, Theories, and Methods'
Kerr, Aphra (2021) 'Before and After: Towards Inclusive Production Studies, Theories, and Methods' In: Sotamaa, Olli; Svelch, Jan (eds). Game Prodution Studies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [full-text] [Details]
2021 'Foreword'
Kerr, Aphra (2021) 'Foreword' In: Leorke, Dale; Owens, Marcus (eds). Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2020 'Hacking at the techno-feminist frontier – Gendered exclusion and inclusion in technology cultures'
Kerr, Aphra and Savage, Joshua D. (2020) 'Hacking at the techno-feminist frontier – Gendered exclusion and inclusion in technology cultures' In: Cullen, Pauline and Corcoran, Mary (eds). Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender: Power, Production and Practice in Contemporary Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
2019 'Game Production Logics at Work: Convergence and Divergence'
Kerr, A (2019) 'Game Production Logics at Work: Convergence and Divergence' In: MAKING MEDIA: PRODUCTION, PRACTICES, AND PROFESSIONS. AMSTERDAM 1071: AMSTERDAM UNIV PRESS. [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Transnational media networks and the 'migration nation''
Kerr A.;King-O'Riain R.;Titley G. (2016) 'Transnational media networks and the 'migration nation'' In: Migrations: Ireland in a global world. [Details]
2016 'Recruitment, Work, and Identity in Community Management: Passion, Precarity, and Play'
Kerr, Aphra (2016) 'Recruitment, Work, and Identity in Community Management: Passion, Precarity, and Play' In: Webster, Juliet and Randle, Kieth (eds). Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market. UK: Palgrave MacMillan. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Online Games'
Kerr, Aphra and Ivory, J. (2015) 'Online Games' In: The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society . New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry'
van Egeraat, C, O Riain, S., Kerr, A. (2014) 'Social and Spatial Structures of Innovation in the Irish Animation Industry' In: hris Van Egeraat, Dieter Kogler, Philip Cooke (eds). Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation. London: Routledge. [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Transnational media networks and the 'migration nation''
Kerr, A;King-O'Riain, R;Titley, G (2013) 'Transnational media networks and the 'migration nation'' In: MIGRATIONS: IRELAND IN A GLOBAL WORLD. MANCHESTER: MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS. [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Space Wars: The Politics of Games Production in Europe'
Kerr, A (2013) 'Space Wars: The Politics of Games Production in Europe' In: Gaming Globally: Production, Play and Place. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Transnational Media Networks and the 'migration nation''
Kerr, A., King O’Riain, R., and Titley, G., (2013) 'Transnational Media Networks and the 'migration nation'' In: Migrations: Ireland in a Global World. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [full-text] [Details]
2012 'The Irish and UK Videogame Industries'
Kerr, Aphra (2012) 'The Irish and UK Videogame Industries' In: The Video Game Industry: Formation, Present State and Future. New York: Routledge. [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Here, there and everywhere: Polish media transnationalism '
Titley, Gavan, Dr Aphra Kerr (2011) 'Here, there and everywhere: Polish media transnationalism ' In: Immigration and the Irish Experience of European and Global Transformation. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
2011 'Polish Migrants and Media Transnationalism'
Titley, G;Kerr, A (2011) 'Polish Migrants and Media Transnationalism' In: GLOBALIZATION, MIGRATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: IRELAND IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2011 'The Culture of Gamework'
Kerr, Aphra (2011) 'The Culture of Gamework' In: Managing Media Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Player production and innovation in online games - Time for new rules?'
Kerr, Aphra (2011) 'Player production and innovation in online games - Time for new rules?' In: Online Gaming in Context — The social and cultural significance of online games. Oxon: Routledge. [Details]
2011 'Constructing the Role of Users in ICT Design '
Kerr, A., De Paoli, S., Storni, C., (2011) 'Constructing the Role of Users in ICT Design ' In: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Berlin: Peter Lang. [Details]
2010 'Beyond billiard balls: transnational flows, cultural diversity and digital games'
Kerr, A (2010) 'Beyond billiard balls: transnational flows, cultural diversity and digital games' In: GOVERNANCE OF DIGITAL GAME ENVIRONMENTS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY: TRANSDISCIPLINARY ENQUIRIES. CHELTENHAM: EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING LTD. [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Integrating Players, Reputation and Ranking to Manage Cheating in MMOGs'
Botvich, D., McGibney, J., Ostapenko, G., De Paoli, S., Kerr, A. and Keatinge, M. (2010) 'Integrating Players, Reputation and Ranking to Manage Cheating in MMOGs' In: FDG 2010: The 5th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games. California: ACM. [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Knowledge Economy'
Kerr, A. and Riain, S. (2009) 'Knowledge Economy' In: International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier. [full-text] [Details]
2009 'New Media: New Pleasures?'
Kerr, A., Brereton, P. and Kücklich, J. (2009) 'New Media: New Pleasures?' In: History of Audience Study. Volume 1. Media Audiences. SAGE Benchmarks in Communication. London: Sage Publications. [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Transnational flows: media use by Poles in Ireland'
Kerr, A. (2007) 'Transnational flows: media use by Poles in Ireland' In: Mapping Irish Media: Critical Explorations. Dublin: UCD Press. [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Player-Centered Game Design: Player Modeling and Adaptive Digital Games'
Charles, D., McNeill, M, McAlister, M. J. Kücklich, Kerr, A. Black, M. Moore, A. Stringer, K. (2007) 'Player-Centered Game Design: Player Modeling and Adaptive Digital Games' In: Worlds in Play. International Perspectives on Digital Games Research. . New York: Peter Lang. [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Locating the Digital Games Industry in the New Media Environment'
Kerr, A. (2007) 'Locating the Digital Games Industry in the New Media Environment' In: The Gaming Industry - An Introduction. Hyderabad, India: Icfai Books. [Details]
2007 'From Boston to Berlin – Creativity and Digital Media Industries in the Celtic Tiger'
Kerr, A. (2007) 'From Boston to Berlin – Creativity and Digital Media Industries in the Celtic Tiger' In: My Creativity Reader. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. [full-text] [Details]
2006 'The business of making digital games'
Kerr A. (2006) 'The business of making digital games' In: Understanding Digital Games. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Spilling Hot coffee. Grand Theft Auto as contested cultural product'
Kerr, A. (2006) 'Spilling Hot coffee. Grand Theft Auto as contested cultural product' In: A Strategy Guide for Studying the Grand Theft Auto Series. Jefferson: McFarland press. [full-text] [Details]
2006 'The Business of Making Games'
Kerr, A. (2006) 'The Business of Making Games' In: Understanding Digital Games. London: Sage Publications. [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2020 Ethics on the Ground: From Principles to Practice
Barry, M;Kerr, A;Smith, O (2020) Ethics on the Ground: From Principles to Practice FAT* '20: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2020 CONFERENCE ON FAIRNESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY , pp.688-688 [DOI] [Details]
2010 Toward Trust as Result: An Interdisciplinary Approach
De Paoli, S., Gangadharan, G., Kerr, A., D'Andrea, V., Serrano, M. Botvich, D. (2010) Toward Trust as Result: An Interdisciplinary Approach Proceedings of ALPIS, University of Trento (Italy),11-14 February 2010 . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(8) [full-text] [Details]
2010 Integrating players, reputation and ranking to manage cheating in MMOGs
Botvich D.;McGibney J.;Ostapenko G.;De Paoli S.;Kerr A.;Keatinge M. (2010) Integrating players, reputation and ranking to manage cheating in MMOGs FDG 2010 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games , pp.17-24 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 The cheating assemblage in mmorpgs: Toward a sociotechnical description of cheating
De Paoli S.;Kerr A. (2009) The cheating assemblage in mmorpgs: Toward a sociotechnical description of cheating Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory - Proceedings of DiGRA 2009 [full-text] [Details]
2009 Trust and reputation policy-based mechanisms for self-protection in autonomic communications
Serrano M.;Van Der Meer S.;Strassner J.;De Paoli S.;Kerr A.;Storni C. (2009) Trust and reputation policy-based mechanisms for self-protection in autonomic communications Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.249-267 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 The Economy of Cheating in MMORPGs: A Case Study of Innovation
De Paoli S. and Kerr, A. (2009) The Economy of Cheating in MMORPGs: A Case Study of Innovation 4th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems [full-text] [Details]
2009 Rethinking the Role of Users in ICT Design: Reflections For the Internet
Kerr, A, De Paoli, S., Storni, C. (2009) Rethinking the Role of Users in ICT Design: Reflections For the Internet The Good, the Bad and the Challenging. The user and the future of ICTs Slovenia, [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Gambling Trends, Harms and Responses: Ireland in an International Context.
Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John, Vazguez Mendoza, Lucia (2021) Gambling Trends, Harms and Responses: Ireland in an International Context. Maynooth University, Maynooth. [Details]
2021 AI4People 2020 AI in Media and Technology Sector: Opportunities, Risks, Requirements and Recommendations.
Pierson, J., Robinson, C., Boddington, P., Chazerand, P., Kerr, A., Milan, S., Verbeek, V., Kutterer, C., Nerantzi, E., Catalina, I. (2021) AI4People 2020 AI in Media and Technology Sector: Opportunities, Risks, Requirements and Recommendations. Atomium EISMD, Brussels. [Details]
2020 Decoding and Recoding Game Making Events for Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation.
Kerr, Aphra, Savage, Joshua D., Twomey-Lee, Vicky (2020) Decoding and Recoding Game Making Events for Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation. Maynooth University, Maynooth. [full-text] [Details]
2020 What's the Score? Surveying Game Workers in Ireland 2020.
Moody, Josh; Kerr, Aphra (2020) What's the Score? Surveying Game Workers in Ireland 2020. Financial Services Union and Game Workers Unite Ireland, Maynooth. [full-text] [Details]
2010 Broadcasting in the New Ireland-Mapping & Envisioning Cultural Diversity Broadcasting.
Titley, Gavan, Kerr, Aphra and King O Riain, Rebecca (2010) Broadcasting in the New Ireland-Mapping & Envisioning Cultural Diversity Broadcasting. Broadcasting authority of Ireland, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]
2009 Van Egeraat, C., O’Riain, S. and Kerr, A. (2009) Social and Spatial Structures of Collaboration and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy. Deliverable 11.2 for EU FP6 OPAALS Research Project.
Van Egeraat, C., O’Riain, S. and Kerr, A. (2009) Social and Spatial Structures of Collaboration and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy. Deliverable 11.2 for EU FP6 OPAALS Research Project (2009) Van Egeraat, C., O’Riain, S. and Kerr, A. (2009) Social and Spatial Structures of Collaboration and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy. Deliverable 11.2 for EU FP6 OPAALS Research Project. EU FP6, Brussels. [Details]
2008 Van Egeraat, C. O’Riain, S. Kerr, A. Sarkar, R. Chatterjee, J., Stanley, J., Rivera León, L. and Passani, A. (2008) A Research Agenda for Bridging Digital Ecosystems to Regional Development and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy: A Preliminary Report. Deliverable 11.1 for EU FP6 OPAALS Research Project.
Van Egeraat, C. O’Riain, S. Kerr, A. Sarkar, R. Chatterjee, J., Stanley, J., Rivera León, L. and Passani, A. (2008) Van Egeraat, C. O’Riain, S. Kerr, A. Sarkar, R. Chatterjee, J., Stanley, J., Rivera León, L. and Passani, A. (2008) A Research Agenda for Bridging Digital Ecosystems to Regional Development and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy: A Preliminary Report. Deliverable 11.1 for EU FP6 OPAALS Research Project. EU FP6, Brussels. [Details]
2010 Design & User Case Studies.
De Pavoli, S. Stornic C, Botvich (2010) Design & User Case Studies. TSSG Waterford IT, Waterford. [Details]
2009 Socio-Spatial Structures of Knowledge Flow and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries- Final Report.
Van Egeratt (2009) Socio-Spatial Structures of Knowledge Flow and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries- Final Report. EU, EU. [Details]
2009 The Games Industry in Ireland 2009.
Aphra Kerr and Anthony Cawley (2009) The Games Industry in Ireland 2009. Maynooth University, NUIM. [full-text] [Details]
2005 Media Literacy in Northern Ireland.
Aphra Kerr (2005) Media Literacy in Northern Ireland. University of Ulster, Centre for Media Research. [full-text] [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2014 Indie/dependent – incubating indies in Dublin and Montreal.
Kerr, Aphra, Shepherd, Tamara (2014) Indie/dependent – incubating indies in Dublin and Montreal. Blog [Details]
2012 The Politics of Cultural Production.
Kerr, Aphra (2012) The Politics of Cultural Production. Cornell University: Blog [Details]
2012 Game for Work.
Kerr, Aphra (2012) Game for Work. ireland: Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2015 Review of ‘Understanding the Media’ Eoin Devereux. Third Edition. Sage Publications.
Kerr, Aphra (2015) Review of ‘Understanding the Media’ Eoin Devereux. Third Edition. Sage Publications. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2007 Review of Silverstone, R. (Ed.) (2005) Media, Technology and Everyday Life in Europe. From Information to Communication.
Dr Aphra Kerr (2007) Review of Silverstone, R. (Ed.) (2005) Media, Technology and Everyday Life in Europe. From Information to Communication. Book Review [Details]
2006 ‘Dungeons and Dragnets’ Review of Salen, K. and Zimmerman, E. (eds) 'The Game Design Reader', for Mute beta, available at http://www.metamute.org/en/Dungeons-and-Dragnets.
Dr Aphra Kerr (2006) ‘Dungeons and Dragnets’ Review of Salen, K. and Zimmerman, E. (eds) 'The Game Design Reader', for Mute beta, available at http://www.metamute.org/en/Dungeons-and-Dragnets. Book Review [Details]
2004 Review of Technology and In/Equality. Questioning the Information Society’, Wyatt, S. et al (Eds.)in Men and Masculinities.
Dr Aphra Kerr (2004) Review of Technology and In/Equality. Questioning the Information Society’, Wyatt, S. et al (Eds.)in Men and Masculinities. Book Review [Details]
2009 Review of Costall, A and Drier, O. (Eds) (2006) Doing Thing with Things. The Design of Everyday Objects.
Kerr, Dr Aphra (2009) Review of Costall, A and Drier, O. (Eds) (2006) Doing Thing with Things. The Design of Everyday Objects. Book Review [full-text] [Details]
2008 Play between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture.
Kerr, A (2008) Play between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture. LONDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2008 Review of ‘T L Taylor, (2006) Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture’.
Dr Aphra Kerr (2008) Review of ‘T L Taylor, (2006) Play Between Worlds: Exploring Online Game Culture’. Book Review [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Sociological Association of Ireland annual conf, Atomised Solidarities, Together Apart.
Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John, Vazguez Mendoza, Lucia (2021) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conf, Atomised Solidarities, Together Apart. [Oral Presentation], The [Deep] Mediatisation of Gambling in Ireland and the Individualization of Harms, online , 07-MAY-21 - 08-MAY-21 [Details]
2021 Sociological Association of Ireland annual conf, Atomised Solidarities, Together Apart.
Kerr, Aphra; Moody, Josh (2021) Sociological Association of Ireland annual conf, Atomised Solidarities, Together Apart. [Oral Presentation], Game Workers Unite Ireland: Making Data and Building ‘Collective’ Voice through Research, online , 07-MAY-21 - 08-MAY-21 [Details]
2020 ACM FAT* 2020.
Barry, Marguerite; Kerr, Aphra; Smith, Oliver (2020) ACM FAT* 2020. [Other], Ethics on the Ground: From Principles to Practice, Barcelona , 29-JAN-20 - 31-JAN-20 [Details]
2020 Critical Perspectives on AI Ethics.
Kerr, Aphra; Barry, Marguerite; Kelleher, John (2020) Critical Perspectives on AI Ethics. [Oral Presentation], Expectations of AI and the Performativity of Ethics: Implications for Communication Governance, Edinburgh/online , 23-OCT-20 [Details]
2020 IndieCade Independent Festival of Independent Games.
Kerr, Aphra (2020) IndieCade Independent Festival of Independent Games. [Oral Presentation], How indie are independent game jams, online , 22-OCT-20 - 24-OCT-20 [Details]
2019 International Seminar on Global Communication: International Flows and Local Realities.
Kerr, Aphra (2019) International Seminar on Global Communication: International Flows and Local Realities. [Keynote Address], Battle Royale: Videogames, Youth and Global Communication, School of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), Lima, Peru , 11-NOV-19 - 13-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 Arts and Science, International Conference, Université Côte D’Azur, France.
Kerr, Aphra (2019) Arts and Science, International Conference, Université Côte D’Azur, France. [Keynote Address], Global Games as Industry and Culture: Platforms, Performance and Play. Invited Keynote, Université Côte D’Azur, Nice, France, , 27-NOV-19 - 30-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 ReFiG project annual conference.
Kerr, Aphra and Savage, Joshua D. (2019) ReFiG project annual conference. [Oral Presentation], Decoding and Recoding GameJams & Game Making Spaces for Inclusion, Toronto, Canada , 07-NOV-19 - 10-NOV-19 [Details]
2019 The Real Smart City.
Kerr, Aphra; Baranzoni, Sara; Fitzpatrick, Noel and Kelleher, John D. (2019) The Real Smart City. [Oral Presentation], Understanding the anthropocene and imagining sustainable futures. Panel and citizen workshop, Casa de La Cultura, San Cristobal, Galapogas islands, Ecuador , 26-JUL-19 [Details]
2019 ReaLsMs European project conference, University of the Arts,.
Kerr, Aphra (2019) ReaLsMs European project conference, University of the Arts,. [Invited Lecture], Production Logics and the Smart City: is a critical therapeutic possible?, Guayaquil, Ecuador , 14-JUL-19 - 30-JUL-19 [Details]
2019 Irish Game Based Learning Conference.
Joshua D Savage and Aphra Kerr (2019) Irish Game Based Learning Conference. [Oral Presentation], Re-Staging Design: Queering Informal Game Making Education, Cork , 27-JUN-19 - 28-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Monday Night Seminar Series, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology,.
Kerr, Aphra (2019) Monday Night Seminar Series, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology,. [Public presentations], De-Brogramming App Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada , 25-FEB-19 [Details]
2019 MIT Sloan and Higher Education Authority.
Aphra Kerr (2019) MIT Sloan and Higher Education Authority. [Public presentations], Integrating Technology and work Systems. How we can use advances in Technology to improve the future of work, Dublin Castle , 10-JAN-19 [Details]
2018 Refiguring Innovation in Digital Games conference, Spaces and Places.
Kerr, Aphra (2018) Refiguring Innovation in Digital Games conference, Spaces and Places. [Oral Presentation], Spatial Reasoning: Code/spaces in Informal Education places, University of British Columbia, Vancouver , 24-OCT-19 - 27-OCT-19 [Details]
2018 Tech for Good.
Kerr, Aphra (2018) Tech for Good. [Public presentations], Ethics, AI & Inclusion, Dublin , 28-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 Workshop organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute (HIIG) and Access Now,.
Kerr, Aphra (2018) Workshop organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute (HIIG) and Access Now,. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Turn to Artificial Intelligence in governing communication online, HIIG, Berlin, Germany , 20-MAR-18 [Details]
2018 Second International Digital Games Research Conference.
Kerr, Aphra (2018) Second International Digital Games Research Conference. [Keynote Address], Diversity and Inclusion are serious games, IRIB University and The Iranian National Foundation of Video Games, Tehran, Iran , 30-NOV-18 [Details]
2017 Women Techmakers.
Kerr, Aphra (2017) Women Techmakers. [Public presentations], From Photography to Pokemon Go, Google Foundry, Dublin , 11-APR-17 [Details]
2017 Galway Games Gathering.
Kerr, Aphra (2017) Galway Games Gathering. [Plenary Lecture], Global Games: would you start from here?, GMIT, Galway , 17-SEP-19 [Details]
2011 Presented at the Political Economy section of the IAMCR.
Aphra Kerr (2011) Presented at the Political Economy section of the IAMCR. [Oral Presentation], Spatialisation and Mobile Labour in the Digital Games industry, Istanbul, Turkey , 15-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 Panel convenor and chair, presented at the DiGRA bi-annual conference.
Aphra Kerr (2011) Panel convenor and chair, presented at the DiGRA bi-annual conference. [Oral Presentation], Digital Games as Cultural Industry? Does it matter?, Utrecht School of Art, Hilversum, The Netherlands , 14-OCT-11 - 17-OCT-11 [Details]
2011 Presented at the DiGRA bi-annual conference, Think, Play, Design, Utrecht School of Art Hilversum.
Aphra Kerr (2011) Presented at the DiGRA bi-annual conference, Think, Play, Design, Utrecht School of Art Hilversum. [Oral Presentation], Globalisation and mobile labour in the Irish Games Industry:implications for policy, The Netherlands , 14-SEP-11 - 17-SEP-11 [Details]
2009 Presented at the Breaking New Ground: Innovation i.
(2009) Presented at the Breaking New Ground: Innovation i. [Oral Presentation], The Cheating Assemblage in MMORPGs: Toward a socio, Brunel, London [Details]
2009 Game Focus Germany, professional games industry co.
(2009) Game Focus Germany, professional games industry co. [Oral Presentation], Considering Cultural Diversity in Game Development, Hannover, Germany [Details]
2009 Paper accepted for presentation at 'Users as innov.
(2009) Paper accepted for presentation at 'Users as innov. [Oral Presentation], Rethinking the Role of Users in ICT Design: Reflec, Copenhagen [full-text] [Details]
2009 Presented at the Breaking New Ground: Innovation i.
(2009) Presented at the Breaking New Ground: Innovation i. [Oral Presentation], Levels of Complexity: Cultural Diversity, Politics, Brunel, London [Details]
2009 Presented at the annual Sociology Association of I.
(2009) Presented at the annual Sociology Association of I. [Oral Presentation], Assessing cultural diversity and digital games, Waterford IT, Ireland [Details]
2008 Presented at Association for Internet Research.
(2008) Presented at Association for Internet Research. [Public presentations], Outsourcing Risk.’ Video Game Cultures and User Ge, Copenhagen [Details]
2008 Presented at the Sociology Association of Ireland.
(2008) Presented at the Sociology Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Discourses of Diversity, UCG [Details]
2008 Governance of Online Worlds and Cultural Diversity.
(2008) Governance of Online Worlds and Cultural Diversity. [Oral Presentation], Encouraging the Production of Cultural Diversity i, University of Lucerne, Switzerland [Details]
2008 Presented at the Irish Media Research Network conf.
(2008) Presented at the Irish Media Research Network conf. [Oral Presentation], Where is the creativity in the Media Industries?’, NUIM [Details]
2008 Irish Social Sciences Platform conferenc.
(2008) Irish Social Sciences Platform conferenc. [Public presentations], Conceptualising Trust, DCU [Details]
2019 European Sociology Association biannual conference.
Aphra Kerr and Joshua D Savage (2019) European Sociology Association biannual conference. [Oral Presentation], Spatial Reasoning: re-coding spaces for inclusive game making, Manchester , 20-AUG-19 - 23-AUG-19 [Details]
2019 World Anti-Bullying Forum.
Delma Byrne, Aphra Kerr and Joshua D Savage (2019) World Anti-Bullying Forum. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Gender as a ‘Way of Doing’: The Case of CyberBullying in Ireland, Dublin , 04-JUN-19 - 06-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 CPT section of IAMCR.
Barry, Marguerite, Aphra Kerr and Laura Grehan (2019) CPT section of IAMCR. [Oral Presentation], “Having our say”: Strategies for public engagement in responsible AI research and policy development, Madrid , 06-JUL-19 - 28-JUL-19 [Details]
2019 Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)annual conference.
Aphra Kerr and Joshua D Savage (2019) Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)annual conference. [Oral Presentation], De-Coding Informal Code/Spaces for Inclusive Game Making, Kyoto, Japan , 07-AUG-19 [Details]
2019 Communciation and Cultural Digital Platforms, IAMCR post-conference.
Aphra Kerr (2019) Communciation and Cultural Digital Platforms, IAMCR post-conference. [Oral Presentation], Cultural Production, platform logics and cultural diversity: insights from the Digital Games Industry, Madrid , 12-JUL-19 - 12-JUL-19 [Details]
2019 CPT section of International Association for Media and Communciation Research.
Aphra Kerr (2019) CPT section of International Association for Media and Communciation Research. [Oral Presentation], Exploring ethics and values in data science training, Madrid , 07-JUL-19 - 12-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions.
Kerr, Aphra (2018) Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions. [Oral Presentation], Beyond Diversity: Towards an Ethics of Inclusion, Kings College London , 18-APR-18 - 20-APR-18 [Details]
2017 IAMCR, CPT Section, Cartagena, Columbia.
Cristin O'Rourke and Aphra Kerr (2017) IAMCR, CPT Section, Cartagena, Columbia. [Oral Presentation], Privacy Shields for Whom? Key Actors and Privacy Discourses on Twitter and in Newspapers, Cartagena, Columbia , 16-JUL-17 - 22-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 DIGRA UK.
Aphra Kerr (2017) DIGRA UK. [Oral Presentation], Towards Comparative Game Industry and Production Studies: Beyond the global, Salford, UK , 05-MAY-17 - 05-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Digital Democracy Symposium’, European Communication Research and Education Association.
Kerr, Aphra, Barry, Marguerite and Kelleher, John D. (2017) ‘Digital Democracy Symposium’, European Communication Research and Education Association. [Oral Presentation], Public discourse and private practice in data science work: Ethical, social and contextual issues, Södertörn, Sweden , 10-NOV-17 - 11-NOV-17 [Details]
2016 Presented at the DIGRA/FDG conference.
Aphra Kerr (2016) Presented at the DIGRA/FDG conference. [Oral Presentation], Production Logistics in Digital Games, Dundee, Scotland [Details]
2016 IAMCR Political Economy.
Aphra Kerr (2016) IAMCR Political Economy. [Oral Presentation], Production Logics and the Digital Games Industry, Leicester, UK , 26-JUL-16 - 31-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 IAMCR CPT Section.
Aphra Kerr (2015) IAMCR CPT Section. [Oral Presentation], The Recruitment of Passion and Community in the Service of Capital: Online COmmunity Managers in the Surveillant Assemblage, Montreal, Canada , 12-JUL-15 - 16-JUN-16 [Details]
2015 Presented at Consoel-ing Passions.
Aphra Kerr (2015) Presented at Consoel-ing Passions. [Oral Presentation], Emotional Work in the Global Games Industry: Passion, Precarity and Play, Dublin , 18-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15 [Details]
2014 Presented at the Dynamics Virtual Work: The Transformation of Labour in a Global Digital Economy, Conference.
Aphra Kerr and Dr John Kelleher and Katatrina Vesikko (2014) Presented at the Dynamics Virtual Work: The Transformation of Labour in a Global Digital Economy, Conference. [Oral Presentation], Occupational Implications of Games as a Service: The Invisible Work of Community Managers, University of Hertfordshire , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference.
Aphra Kerr and Edward Sugden (2014) Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference. [Oral Presentation], Discourses Around Video Games within Newsprint Media in the USA and Ireland between 2001 to 2014, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland , 03-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference.
Aphra Kerr, John D. Kelleher and Katarina Vesikko (2014) Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference. [Oral Presentation], Games as a Service: The Invisible Labour of Community Managers, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland , 03-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference.
Aphra Kerr and Raymond Payne (2014) Presented at the Pictilin, Creative Media Conference. [Oral Presentation], Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark- the evolution of creation and creativity between DJ and audience, Dundalk Institute of Technology , 03-NOV-14 [Details]
2013 Part of the Strategies and Tactics for Promoting Indie Game Design Panel, Association for Internet Research.
Aphra Kerr (2013) Part of the Strategies and Tactics for Promoting Indie Game Design Panel, Association for Internet Research. [Oral Presentation], Towards Creative Autonomy:Tactics for Survival, Denver, Colorado, USA , 23-OCT-13 - 28-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 Presented at the Communication Technology division of the International Media Communications Research Conference.
Aphra Kerr (2013) Presented at the Communication Technology division of the International Media Communications Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], Governing Games- Economic Technological and Policy Issues, Dublin Ireland [Details]
2013 Presented at the Community Communications division of the International Media and Communications Research conference.
Aphra Kerr and Linda O'Keefe (2013) Presented at the Community Communications division of the International Media and Communications Research conference. [Oral Presentation], Mobilising the City? Teenagers and mobile sound technologies in urban city spaces, Dublin Ireland [Details]
2012 Panel convenor and chair, at the Association for Internet Research.
Aphra Kerr, Sal Humphreys, Mira Burri and Greg Lastowka (2012) Panel convenor and chair, at the Association for Internet Research. [Oral Presentation], Governing Games [in the public interest]- Social, Economic and Policy Issues, Salford, Manchester, UK [Details]
2011 Presented at the Game Behind the Video Game. Business, Regulation and Society in the Games Industry.
Aphra Kerr (2011) Presented at the Game Behind the Video Game. Business, Regulation and Society in the Games Industry. [Oral Presentation], Globalisation and Mobile Labour in the Digital Games Industry: Implications for policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA , 09-APR-11 [Details]
2011 Presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society;iCS and Oxford Institute.
Aphra Kerr, De.Paoli S. and Keating, M. (2011) Presented at A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society;iCS and Oxford Institute. [Oral Presentation], Human and Non-Human Aspects of Governance and Regulation of MMOGs, Oxford University UK , 21-SEP-11 - 21-SEP-11 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2000 Ireland in the Global Information Economy: Innovation and Multimedia Content Industries.
Dr Aphra Kerr (2000) Ireland in the Global Information Economy: Innovation and Multimedia Content Industries. Dublin City University: Thesis [Details]
1995 The Use of Communication Technologies and the Potential Adoption of the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in the Irish Media and Information Industries.
Dr Aphra Kerr (1995) The Use of Communication Technologies and the Potential Adoption of the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in the Irish Media and Information Industries. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2009 The Games industry in Ireland 2009.
Kerr, A. and Cawley, A. (2009) The Games industry in Ireland 2009. Technical Publication [full-text] [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2020 Gambling: Identifying international trends, approaches and responses.
Vazquez-Mendoza, Lucia; Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John (2020) Gambling: Identifying international trends, approaches and responses. Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland: Working Paper [full-text] [Details]
2009 The sociology of trusted systems: the episteme and judgment of a technology.
De Paoli, S., Kerr, A. and Storni, C. (2009) The sociology of trusted systems: the episteme and judgment of a technology. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]
1996 The Evolution of Science and Technology Policies in Ireland, 1963-1995. Issues and Responses.
Kerr, A. (1996) The Evolution of Science and Technology Policies in Ireland, 1963-1995. Issues and Responses. Working Paper [Details]
2009 Social and Spatial Structures of Collaboration and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries.
Van Egeraat, C., O’Riain, S. and Kerr, A. (2009) Social and Spatial Structures of Collaboration and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries. Maynooth: Working Paper [Details]
2009 Socio-Spatial Structures of Knowledge Flow and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries.
Van Egeraat, C., Ó Riain, S. and Kerr, A. (2009) Socio-Spatial Structures of Knowledge Flow and Innovation in the Irish Biotech and Digital Media Industries. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]
2008 Conceptualising Trust : A Literature Review.
De Paoli, S. and Kerr, A. (2008) Conceptualising Trust : A Literature Review. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2021 Life (online): an introduction to the #AoIR2020 special issue.
Hutchinson, Jonathon; Kerr, Aphra (2021) Life (online): an introduction to the #AoIR2020 special issue. UK: Edited Journal Issue [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 Member Academy of Europe, Film Media and Visual Studies section The Academie of Europe/ Academia Europaea
2019 IASH-SSPS Research Fellowship University of Edinburgh
2016 Distinguished Scholar Award Digital Games Digital Games Research Association
2011 Teaching and Learning Innovation Project Award : Teaching Research Ethics Maynooth University
2011 Annenberg Visiting Scholar in Culture & Communication Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
2001 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow Irish Research Council
1995 European PhD fellowship United Nations University & EU
1993 Irish American Partnership Postgraduate Fellowship Irish American Partnership Scholar Programme

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Association for Media and Communication Research Chair of the Communication Policy & Technology section 01-AUG-16 / 31-JUL-19
European Sociology Association Member 01-AUG-18 /
International Association for Media and Communciations Research Vice-chair Communication Technology & Policy section 01-AUG-12 / 31-JUL-16
Association for Internet Researchers Member 01-JAN-12 /
Sociology Association of Ireland Member 01-JAN-06 /
Digital Games Research Association Founding member 01-SEP-03 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
University International Education Committee Member 2020 /
University Research Committee Faculty representative 2020 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Pennsylvania Visiting Lecturer 03-JAN-11 / 31-MAY-11
Maynooth University Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 01-SEP-05 /
University of Ulster Research Fellow 01-SEP-04 / 31-AUG-05
Dublin City University Postdoctoral Fellow 01-FEB-00 / 30-APR-04
Dublin City University Lecturer 01-FEB-98 / 30-MAY-01
Griffith College Lecturer 01-SEP-94 / 01-JUL-98
United Nations University European Research Fellow 01-SEP-95 / 30-APR-96

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 DCU PhD
1992 DCU BA
1995 DCU MA (by research)

Teaching Interests

Currently Lecturing :
  • Political Economies and Cultures of the Internet (MA) 
  • Media and Society (UG, 2nd year),
  • Technology and Culture (UG, 3rd year)
  • Special Topics Thesis supervision class (3rd year) Appy Lives: Mobile Apps and Dataveillance
Previously: 
  • Craft and Logics (PhD)
  • Special Topic Thesis Class: Networked Media & the Quantified Self (UG)
  • Advanced Digital Research Methods (MA), 
  • Special Topics Thesis Class - Games and Play;
  • The Sociological Imagination: Culture and Everyday Life (UG), 
  • Fieldwork research methods (UG), 
  • Globalisation and the Media (MA), 
  • Online Research Methods (MA), 
  • Critical Issues in Digital Games (MA), 









Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2019 Jim Murphy Maynooth University PhD Standardising the city: A material-discursive genealogy of CPA-I_001, ISO 37120 and BSI PAS 181
2016 Oskar Milik NUI (UCD) PhD Protecting face in virtual life: An ethnographic analysis of identity categories and information systems of social control in Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds
2015 Jean Hogarty Maynooth University PhD The Rhythm of Our Lives: Popular Music and Cultural Memory in the Age of the Internet and Retro Culture
2014 Linda O'Keeffe Maynooth University PhD Spaces of Reproduction: How Teenagers Co-construct Post Industrial Soundscapes in Smithfield, Dublin.
2010 Max Keatinge Maynooth University MLitt The Expression and Constraint of Human Agency in the Massively Multiplayer Online Games of World of Warcraft and Eve-Online: a Comparative Case Study

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Gavan Titley Media, NUIM IRELAND
Rebecca King O'Riain Soc, NUIM IRELAND
Seán Ó Riain Sociology, NMaynooth University IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Helen W. Kennedy. University of Nottingham Research UNITED KINGDOM
Torill Mortensen, ITU Copenhagen Research proposal collaboration DENMARK
Jennifer Jenson. University of York Research, Proposal writing CANADA
Stefano De Paoli. University of Dundee, Abertay Post-doc mentor, research, conference organisation, proposal writing. SCOTLAND
Preston, Paschal. Emeritus Prof, Dublin City University Co-PI IRELAND